Friday, October 03, 2014


Left to right: Fiona Bruce (TV presenter), Peter Walker (Meldrum House Hotel general manager), Andy Burgess (Chief Executive Meldrum House Estates), AA representative Simon Numphud.
The transformation of one of Scotland ’s finest golf resorts has been recognised at the hospitality industry’s national awards ceremony. 
Following an extensive four-year renovation programme, Meldrum House Country Hotel was named AA Hotel of the Year for Scotland at the glittering AA Hospitality Awards held in London.

The resort, which has an 18-hole championship course, having staged the PGA in Scotland's Northern Open championship, and world-class golf academy, has already recorded an impressive year with a four-fold increase in year-on-year golf bookings as well as a string of local awards to its name, including the restaurant and hotel of the year titles at the Aberdeen City and Shire Tourism Awards. 
Andy Burgess, chief executive at Meldrum House, has overseen the transformation of the hotel into one of Scotland’s premier golfing venues.

“To receive recognition from such a prestigious national award is a huge testament to both our hotel owners, who have provided the foresight, vision and financial support to make our success possible; and to general manager Peter Walker and his team on the ground whose energy, dedication and enthusiasm for delivering our vision has been outstanding,” he said.
"Meldrum house is a very special place made all the more special by the team that makes it happen. This award recognises the remarkable efforts of everyone involved at Meldrum House.”

The work carried out at the hotel includes the development of a stylish wing of contemporary bedrooms and a multi-purpose conference facility.
 The resort has also invested in a state-of-the-art green-keeping centre and improvements to drainage and conditioning on the Knight’s Course. 
“The renovation work is part of a long-term project to establish Meldrum House as a premier golf resort in the heart of the Aberdeenshire countryside,” Burgess continued. 
“While many of the changes have taken place in the hotel, we equally recognise the importance of making improvements to the golf course and the facilities that surround it. For that reason, this award recognises the work done so far. There is still plenty to do as we continue to raise standards across the board.”

With its hand-cut greens and cross-cut fairways, the Knight’s Course at Meldrum House is one of only a few resort courses in Scotland measuring more than 7,000 yards. Ongoing course improvements are echoed in plans for the hotel which include extending the property with 40 new rooms, a new restaurant and an impressive ballroom.

1) Meldrum House Country Hotel and Golf Course is renowned as one of the finest golf clubs in Scotland with its practice facilities and magnificent course situated in secluded grounds adjacent to the Aberdeenshire town of Oldmeldrum .

2) It includes an 18-hole private members golf course, extensive golf academy, 27 hotel bedrooms all of individual character, two conference suites, a marquee that holds weddings and corporate events, unique whisky bar and an award-winning restaurant.

3) The Teaching Centre is built on 24 acres of mature estate land and incorporates 12 contoured greens and 18 flags all of which are protected by bunkers.

4) Meldrum House has been awarded a Four-Star rating by VisitScotland as well as an EatScotland Silver Award and a coveted Taste of Grampian Award. It went through a £2.5 million redevelopment plan which introduced a new conference facility and a wing of stylish, contemporary rooms.

5) For more information about Meldrum House, please visit

6) For more information about the AA Hospitality Awards, please visit 



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